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Barracuda Networks joins the cloud storage market with Copy

Network appliance and cloud service provider Barracuda Networks has rolled out a new cloud-based file storage and sharing service. With this new offering, the company joins the likes of YouSendIt and Dropbox in the ever-expanding cloud storage and sharing market.

Barracuda has promised to equip the new service, dubbed Copy, with sophisticated security features including file-level ownership verification and private file-sharing.

"At Barracuda Networks, we continue to see incredible growth in our storage and backup products, which is our fastest growing business line, and Copy is provided on the same secure global Barracuda Cloud," said Guy Suter, general manager at Barracuda Networks.

Copy offers 5GB of free storage, with paid plans starting from just over £64 a year for up to 250GB of storage. Users can upload and share large files with no size limitations. As of now, Copy works across Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS platforms, and the company says it will soon be available for the Windows Mobile platform.